The disregard of our unique differences made me think about a philosophy that I had learned while in South Africa: “Ubuntu”. I wanted my nieces to understand the importance of this word and apply it to their daily lives.Read More
The purpose of WellTraveled Wednesday is to share practical tips and advice with students, educators and parents on the benefits of travel. The blog features insights from seasoned travelers on their experiences abroad. We encourage our followers to seek opportunities to explore their local communities and be creative when travel is not feasible. Our belief is that every student should have the opportunity to experience the world.
Be on the lookout for a new blog post the first Wednesday of every month!
Unfortunately, this thought process - also known as emotional reasoning - can eventually develop into a self-fulfilling prophecy affecting our education, our family relationships, and even our ability to experience culture around the world.Read More
Many of us encounter those inner thoughts that tell us that we cannot accomplish a goal or be successful in pursuing our dreams. We may say words like “I can’t do that”, “I can’t follow my passion because…” or like the 5th grader wrote, “I am not smart enough”.Read More
Engaging in projects outside the classroom, enhanced my learning experiences and encouraged me to think abstractly. It is important to go outside the textbook and even the classroom, to give students practical experiences. This allows them to apply what they are learning to real life, and is what authentic learning is all about!Read More
...I eventually came to the realization that I was only hurting myself in the end. I knew that I needed to take corrective actions and find the perfect solution to face my fears. I needed to abandon my own comfort zone and venture out into what I call the “ZONE OF THE UNKNOWN”.Read More
As I began to point to the various countries, I saw their faces light up with excitement. I remembered being that young and curious. I could only imagine how excited I would have been to engage with someone who participated in such a unique opportunity.Read More
...I also understand the social responsibility that also comes with such a privilege. As a young person who has been fortunate to travel different parts of the world, I must utilize these experiences to inspire other youth to expand their horizons beyond their local communities.Read More